Our colleagues from Australia (including Peter and Indigo) were recently featured in a documentary on The Project. It shows a pragmatic approach to working with people who hear voices can really help change lives. The Hearing Voices approach encourages people who hear voices to share their experiences, find a way of making sense of them and take back control of their lives. In this clip, Peter shares how this approach has helped him go from being overwhelmed by his experiences to working to support others.
Whilst some key messages have been edited out (including the fact that many people who have previously been diagnosed with schizophrenia can – and do – safely withdraw from their medication once they have made sense of their experiences and found ways of dealing with them), this is a great thing to get on national TV in Australia.
Well done everyone!
To see The Project’s website and comment on the show, click here